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UKRAINE INCREASES EXPORTS OF IT SERVICES IN 2019 BY 30% TO $4.17 BLN

Ukraine has increased exports of IT services in 2019 by 30.2%, to $4.17 billion, according to a posting on the website of the IT Ukraine association, referring to data of Ukraine’s balance of payment.
“The export of computer services in 2019 increased 30.2% compared to the previous year and amounted to $4.17 billion. Accordingly, the amount of taxes and duties paid to the national budget of Ukraine increased by 28% and amounts to UAH 16.7 billion (an increase of 28.5%),” the association said.
The IT Ukraine association said that, in fact, taxes on the export of IT services for 2019 can cover a third (32%) of the national budget of Ukraine for education for the specified year.
“IT export grows by 20-25% annually. To maintain the current growth rate amid fierce global competition for talents, first of all, we need a balanced government approach to reviewing existing tax models and developing IT education,” Executive Director of IT Ukraine Association Kostiantyn Vasiuk said.
According to IT Ukraine, the growth factor of Ukrainian IT exports is, first of all, the high demand of the global market for IT solutions and the preservation of the contract model in the interaction between companies and IT specialists.
The IT Ukraine Association was founded in 2004. The association includes export IT companies that develop software and products with a total staff of more than 160,000 employees, which together account for 50% of the industry’s total revenue in Ukraine.
The IT Ukraine Association is the silver sponsor of the Ukraine House.